Mini Clubman

Mini Clubman review

Cost & verdict
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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

If you’re looking for a practical, characterful and upmarket-feeling car that’s rewarding to drive and offered with a good range of engines, then it’s well worth considering a Mini Clubman.

As well as being more interesting to drive and more distinctive than many rival offerings, it’s also offered with a range of personalisation options and a wide array of modern features, including a head-up display. Generally speaking, the regular Cooper models make for a better option than the top-end versions; not least for the comparatively high price charged for options like the JCW.

The Mini didn’t fare as well as some rivals in Euro NCAP crash testing, attaining a four-star rating. It scored well for adult protection, but less so for pedestrian and child protection.

The Clubman is generally a more expensive option than its alternatives, either when buying outright or financing on a PCP scheme. It isn’t forecast to have the best resale values in the class, either. Other running costs, such as fuel and servicing, however, should be relatively low.

If affordability and practicality are more your key concerns, though, you’d likely be better off with a Volkswagen Golf or Audi A3, or a small estate like the Skoda Fabia Estate.

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Mini Clubman
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Verdict

The Clubman’s a spacious and entertaining car

  • Decent interior space
  • Fun to drive
  • Good equipment levels
  • Noisier inside than rivals
  • High running costs
  • Cooper D isn’t that quick
Trims
There are 8 trims available for the Clubman estate. Click to see details.See all versions
One City Classic
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Cooper Classic
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£19,715
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Cooper Exclusive
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£22,419
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Cooper Sport
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Cooper S Classic
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£22,543
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Cooper S Exclusive
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£24,501
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Cooper S Sport
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Cooper Sport
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£25,340
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